Kim de Bruin’s – Marathon Challenge

kimdebruen2After her inauguration run in the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon Kim de Bruin started training for the Dublin Marathon. Kim set herself this challenge when her father in-law Peter was diagnosed with PSP.  With amazing commitment she has continued training hard and taking part in events over the last number of months.

Everything was going well and Kim was on course – she was delighted. Suddenly while doing a 9k beach run she injured her ankle.

Hurting and frustrated this set her back.  She wrote,
“Recovering from rolled ankle with only 6 weeks to the Dublin Marathon and staying positive is by far the most difficult part of this journey so far!

Now with less than 3 weeks to go. “The marathon seems like an impossibility, but giving up seems wasteful, worse ungrateful’

True to form, Kim’s strong and courageous spirit held out as she reflected,-

‘I can walk and I will finish the Dublin Marathon no matter how long it takes, because    I have this great gift of mobility, because I made a promise to some very amazing people!’

With great determination and a strict rehabilitative training schedule Kim is now back on track and delighted!

“Thanks for the inspiration Peter and thanks for all the support my sponsors. This is for you “


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About PSPA Ireland

PSPA Ireland is the national support organisation for people affected by the neurodegenerative brain diseases: Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) and Corticobasal Degeneration (CBD).
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